MSU Hardy Kiwi (Female)

$29.95

MSU Hardy Kiwi (Female) (Actinidia arguta) is a remarkable plant that produces sweet kiwi fruits with a rich flavor profile. Perfect for snacking or adding to fruit salads, its versatility is unmatched. This kiwi plant is celebrated for its adaptability and resilience to diseases. Its dense foliage offers shade and beauty, ensuring a garden that’s both functional and picturesque. With the MSU Hardy Kiwi, your garden will be the talk of the town.

1-2′ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Soil pH: 5.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 300-800

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 8-10′ tall, 8-10′ wide
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Vining
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Requires male pollinator
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 1″
Berry Flavor: Sweet
Berry Color and Appearance Green, smooth
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-4

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Pseudomonas Syringae (Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae): Moderately Resistant
Phytophthora Root Rot (Phytophthora cactorum): Moderately Resistant
Botrytis Cinerea (Botrytis cinerea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator): Moderately Resistant
Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae): Moderately Resistant
Aphids (Aphidoidea): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Vining
Foliage Color: Green
Lifespan: 50+ years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to East Asia
Nitrogen Fixing: No